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Established in 1966, Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider serving the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management, population health and correctional healthcare services. Harris Health is a recognized leader for its trauma, cardiology, stroke, neonatology and community healthcare services, among others. 

Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital (Level I Trauma Center) and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital​ (Level III Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 37 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals. Harris Health became the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home and one of the largest healthcare systems in the country to achieve the prestigious high-quality standard. The ‘Medical Home’ designation applies to its numerous health centers, same-day clinics, multi-specialty facilities, dedicated dental center, homeless shelter clinics and multiple mobile health units. 

Ben Taub Hospital is a Level I trauma center, one of only two adult Level I trauma hospitals in Houston, and is a recognized comprehensive stroke center. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk births.

Harris Health is proud of its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine. Harris Health plays a vital role in helping train the next generation of healthcare professionals using evidence-based research and the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.

With its fully integrated electronic medical records system, Harris Health offers patients the convenience and assurance that their medical information and history is accurate, safe and available when and where they need it. Harris Health’s ‘Medical Home’ designation assures patients and their families will receive the best preventive, disease management, specialty and acute care services available.